Do you want to decorate your home with cool summer decor but still need to be updated on the latest trends? Then you’re in luck! Today we’re taking a look at what’s new for 2021 summer decor trends so that you can start planning and decorate accordingly.

There are quite a few recurring trends that you’re probably familiar with, but there are also new entries you might want to consider if you’re looking for something fresh.

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." – Arthur Ashe

Natural elements

Houseplants. Adding houseplants to your home is always highly recommended, but they have achieved a high in popularity as of late. They really help in breaking up drab interior environments with a bit of life, as well as improve your indoor air quality.

Natural light. Sunlight is the best kind of light. Abundant, healthy, and free, allowing sunlight to really enter your home makes a world of difference.

Wood. The use of natural wood is pretty much timeless. Perhaps as a result of modern aesthetics going grey or industrial, the use of wood tones goes against that and offers a more natural interior. 

Terrarium. A wonderful way to decorate is to bring terrariums into your home. These are small glass containers that have their own little habitat cycle, making them almost maintenance-free.

Outdoor spaces

Your outdoor spaces are now more important than ever. Many homeowners this year are opting for a staycation and a number of outdoor projects can help them achieve this.

Here are a few outdoor projects you can work on:

This is a good starting point to create your very own outdoor space that you will be able to enjoy all summer long.


Cottagecore is a new trend among teens and young adults. Source: Homes and Gardens
Cottagecore is a new trend among teens and young adults. Source: Homes and Gardens

Cottagecore is defined by an idealized version of rural life. Think vintage style, DIY arts and crafts, combined with natural elements such as wood, plants, and trees. No wonder it’s become one of the most popular summer decor ideas.

It’s also known for its desaturated color palette, opting for muted tones instead of bright ones – though the color is still a big part of it. Making it cozy is the goal, so look out for some inspiration and you’ll get the hang of it!

Flexible spaces

With the demand for home offices these past couple of years, we’ve had to make our rooms more flexible. Having one room for each thing is always better, but not everyone has extra rooms to spare.

In fact, most of the time we have to make do with one room taking on multiple roles. For a home office in the bedroom or living room, for example, you can use clever interior design tricks to create a new zone without having to remodel anything.


Maximalism has grown on homeowners. Source: Love That Design
Maximalism has grown on homeowners. Source: Love That Design

As the name suggests, maximalism is the opposite of minimalism. And the meaning of both is also pretty self-explanatory.

Maximalism focuses on excess. Combining multiple bold colors, patterns, and textures in a way that makes sense. It might seem random, but far from it. There’s an art to nailing maximalism in order to create an interesting room that isn’t an eyesore.

You can get help from professional interior designers if this style appeals to you!

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